Sweeping changes to U.S. bankruptcy law--the first major changes to the law in twenty- seven years--are occurring right now. If you're unfamiliar with the new bankruptcy law and how it could affect you, this book will quickly get you up to speed. While J.K. Lasser's The New Bankruptcy Law and You thoroughly covers this latest reform, along with its options and alternatives, it also answers must-know bankruptcy questions, such as: how do you decide whether bankruptcy is the right path to take, and if it is, when should you file? Other topics discussed include:
* The new law versus the old law
* The basics of bankruptcy law that apply to all bankruptcies
* Preparing to file for bankruptcy
* The liquidation option: Chapter 7
* The payment plan option: Chapter 13
* The basics of debtor-creditor law
* Preparing for a bright financial future
* And much more
With over twenty years of experience as bankruptcy attorneys, and a dozen years of experience educating people about money, authors Nathalie Martin and Stewart Paley can help you successfully navigate the world of bankruptcy and show you how to put yourself in a position where you'll never have to think about it again.
Filled with in-depth insights and expert advice, J.K. Lasser's The New Bankruptcy Law and You can help you make more informed financial decisions when dealing with complicated bankruptcy issues.